Meet the Chicago Host Committee

Meet the Chicago host committee! The host committee’s main purpose is to ensure that the conference is highly informed by and engaged with Chicago-based USFWC members and other co-ops. WCC24 will attract attendees from across the country, and we want the conference to reflect the amazing organizing in Chicago, as well as the national movement. […]

The 2022 Worker Co-op Conference is in the books!

Para leer esta entrada en español haga clic aquí The 2022 Worker Co-op Conference created some much-needed space for our movement to gather, connect, and learn alongside each other. Our USFWC and DAWI teams hosted about 500 people from across the U.S. and around the world on September 9-10, bringing together worker owners, co-op developers, […]

Keynote: Day 2 with Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party

Existing inequalities are exacerbated during crises. This fact has been well-documented over the past few months as the pandemic has disproportionately affected Black and Brown communities. Relief efforts have been equally damaging, failing to help many business owners of color retain jobs and keep the doors open. As protests continue across the country calling for […]

Watch the Day 1 Keynote Session

  If you missed Thursday’s keynote, we got you. Watch the session to see our keynote discussion with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, as well as comments from Representative Rashida Tlaib, NYC Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, and Senator Bernie Sanders!  

#WorkerCoops2020 Breakouts UPDATED INFO

Thank you all for your patience as we navigate technical difficulties. We have updated information for our second set of breakouts, scheduled for 4:45pm ET / 3:45pm CT / 1:45pm PT and now UPDATED to start 15 minutes later. Please check your email for updated Zoom links for the sessions. Sept 10, Day 1 Breakouts […]

Need help during the conference? Give us a call

Thursday For help in English, call (415) 379-9201 For help in Spanish, call (415) 392-7277 extension 5 Friday For help in English, call (415) 379-9201 For help in Spanish, call (415) 379-9201 extension 13 Or email us at conference@institute.coop    

Join us for Day 2 on Sept 11: Examining Racial & Economic Justice with Maurice Mitchell

Existing inequalities are exacerbated during crises. This fact has been well-documented over the past few months as the pandemic has disproportionately affected Black and Brown communities. Relief efforts have been equally damaging, failing to help many business owners of color retain jobs and keep the doors open. As protests continue across the country calling for […]

Check out our Sept 10, Day 1 Keynote: Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein

Day 1 at the Worker Co-op Conference features a keynote conversation on recovering from crisis with award-winning journalists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis. Moderated by USFWC Executive Director Esteban Kelly, our first featured conversation highlights visions of just and equitable workplaces at a moment when worker ownership has become a mainstream feature of plans to […]

Registration is now open

2020 is a year that demands action. We have seen cooperators meet this moment of economic, health, and social crisis – prioritizing worker and community needs, standing in firm commitment to dismantling anti-Black systems, and making swift pivots to keep our businesses open. At The Worker Co-op Conference, we will share what has worked and […]

The Worker Co-op Conference is moving online

As the historic effects of the nation’s COVID-19 outbreak continue to impact the businesses we know, love, and run, we anticipate this year’s national convening of worker cooperatives will be our most important conference to date. Responding to this crisis requires collective action capable of rebuilding an economy that values workers, honors collective fates, and […]